Le Champlain Restaurant - Fairmont Château Frontenac

4.6
28 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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European
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Le Champlain is in Quebec City, Quebec and it is a beautiful eatery that is a part of the Fairmont Le Chateau. The restaurant is a classic landmark that offers top quality cuisine thanks to the talents of Chef Stephane Modat. The eatery serves dinner and Sunday brunch. The dress code at the eatery is smart casual.





Le Champlain has some excellent options on the menu that you can try. Some of the appetizers include the citrus grilled octopus, wild ginger oyster cream soup and the smoked sturgeon. Main course options at Le Champlain include the Scandinavian char, elk, roasted lamb loin and roasted guinea fowl.


Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, Quebec, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Afternnon tea
Saturdays from 2:00 p.m to 3:30 p.m.

Dinner
From Tuesday to Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Brunch
Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
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Phone number
(418) 692-3861
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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High Tea
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JH
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Perfect dining experience with incredible food in an amazing atmosphere. We did have a window table which is far better than interior tables

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OT
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Great tasting menu, nice staff

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DR
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

The room is well situated, overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Diners are warmly greeted and offered a glass of sparkling wine. There are other special treats, like a small hors d’oeurves and sorbet after the entree. The St. Lawrence Bay scallops were cooked perfectly. Our waiter was very attentive. We throughly enjoyed the experience.

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s
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We had the taster's menu with the wine pairings. Every course was a delight. Also enjoyed being greeted with bubbly and charming wait staff.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had a lovely dinner at the Chateau. The decor is stunning. And that’s what you are really paying for. The food was complicated and I don’t think I would choose the tasting menu again. Instead I would pick something from the main menu as other tables were more pleased with those options. I would go again as it really is a beautiful place and the service is excellent.

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OT
3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

1. Freezing by the window at the veranda. Cold air from above. Cold air from ventilation.
2. Asked our waiter politely if we could rise the temperature. Answer was" NO it's the maximum. I will bring blankets to put on ventilation ".They never came.
3. More than 20 minutes to be asked what we had decided.
4. Asked him to suggest some dishes and he replied. " No I can't do it. All our dishes are good. " No effort to help us.
5. Asked him to put in the centre all dishes one by one - only the soup that was first to be divided into 2 bowls. He said ok. One ball came only. When we reminded him he said that the chef  wouldn't do that.
6. Asked our red wine to be served in a bigger wine glass and he said" No. With the small one I know how to measure the amount of wine I am going to pour you. If you have ordered a bottle, I would have brought you the glass you asked".
5. The most ridiculous part is that when he brought the bill, he told me. It's 190 DOLLARS. If you make 215 that would be fine .
Never again. My expectations were as high as the hotels roof. Unfortunately we were let down.

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S
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Outstanding as usual. A place we never miss when in Quebec. Francois is an outstanding waiter very well versed in the foods/wine and most pleasurable. From the moment you walk in you know you are in for a treat prices here equivalent to other 4 star rated in the States but food quality service and presentation nears a Michelin star. When in Quebec do not miss this place. Pre dinner cocktails at the bar that also overlooks the St. Lawrence River a great way to start the evening, but don’t expect the US pour in Canada 1.5 once is the rule though you can order a larger drink at a much larger price

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OT
5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

First time trip to Quebec. This was a high point.

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LD
3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very disappointed. Way over valued. Much better places in Quebec City.

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OT
5.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Everything about this restaurant is amazing. The welcome, decoration, food and service. Definitely will return.

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C
4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We were late for 1 hr due to the snow storm on our way driving to Quebec City, but the restaurant still reserved the window seats for us as what I reserved online! Very appreciated for that thoughtful arrangement! The atmosphere and foods are all great, there were also extra free snacks served before meals for refreshing our taste bud. Will recommend anyone who'd like to spend special occasion with their loved ones!

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JB
4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

While expensive, the restaurant (at least the room we were in) has a great view of the St. Lawrence and Dufferin Terrace area. The atmosphere is really nice and of course the Chateau is a great old hotel and was decorated for the Christmas Holiday, so it was a nice experience. The food was good, not great.

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OT
4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

More than anything else, just go to Le Champlain Restaurant (located in Fairmont Chateau Frontenac) for the experience. You can hardly beat the setting within the beautiful Chateau overlooking the St. Lawrence River in beautiful Old Quebec City. The weekend brunch at the Le Champlain came recommended as a "must do" activity while in Quebec. Reservations are necessary. In my reservation (which I made about a month in advance), I requested seating by the window overlooking the river. When my partner and I arrived, the hostess (Stephanie?) saw the request but was unable to find a table for us by a window. However, she did give us the option of providing us with a window seat if we were to come back back in an hour. We gladly took her up on that request since we had wanted a later reservation anyway. Thank you Stephanie!

So, the setting is quite spectacular and the service we received by an older gentleman server was excellent! He was kind enough to offer to take our picture during our brunch. As for the food, there was quite an assortment of food brunch options (meats, cheeses, vegetables, breakfast eggs/omelets, breads, soups, and a large table of desserts). It was displayed very nicely in a large room. Overall, the food was very good, just not exceptional or great --- at least, not what you would expect for the price. And be sure, it is an expensive brunch. You're really paying for the experience more than anything else. And that experience (at least once), is definitely worth it. I would recommend the Le Champlain Restaurant brunch as a "must do" activity while in Quebec.

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OT
5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

La Champlain surpassed all of our expectations our server Matthieau was amazing friendly professional truly made our experience he went above and beyond even offering us a window table for dessert once is was cleared and the food was to die for we both had the red deer and is was so tender and flavorful bravo to everyone at La Chamlain

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OT
5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

Great service and amazing food. I had the fish of the day and my husband had the deer. They were both cooked perfectly as expected. The platings are like a work of art. We were given a peppermint sorbet between our appetizer and main course. It cleansed our palate and very refreshing. We were in Quebec for a short vacation and had to make our reservation prior to the trip because it fills up fast. Great that we can make reservations on opentable as it makes the planning a lot easier for us.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Everything about our experience was wonderful except for the big misunderstanding between the hostess and me. I clearly asked if mimosas were included and although she said “oh yes”, she meant no. We were quite surprised to see an extra $120 on the bill on top of the $140 for brunch.

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OT
5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

The restaurant starts us off with a complimentary glass of bubbly as we enter the restaurant. The service and the food were well worth the price.

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DC
5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

Wonderful, thank you!

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L
5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

An absolutely wonderful dining experience when we were visiting Quebec City. The view is fabulous.

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OT
5.0Dined on September 30, 2017

We had the tasting menu which was very good. We were seated near the windows and the vista was beautiful. All in all an enjoyable experience.

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PP
2.0Dined on September 23, 2017

Not worth the price. Have dinner before you go. High prices small portions. Service poor. Waiter even forgot to bring our dessert. Ambience good. If you want to for the ambience eat before you go.

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P
4.0Dined on September 2, 2017

The view from window side--amazing. The ambiance--adult and romantic, perfect for our 50th anniversary celebration. The service from personal champagne greeting to final check--stellar. We suspect Jonathan even picked up on a chocolate allergy and adjusted our anniversary treat to a wonderful raspberry/mousse dessert. The crab appetizer was excellent. The root vegetable soup appetizer, the PEI steak, and the red deer were all good and served beautifully; however, they were short of what we expected for such a reputable establishment. Both the soup and the deer, for example, could have been more flavorful. Still, the restaurant was a perfect spot for our celebration.

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OT
3.0Dined on August 22, 2017

Great view, great ambience, average food that's overpriced! Service was slow. Le Continetal was much better!

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b
3.0Dined on July 28, 2017

the restaurant really tried (too hard) to be a culinary experience, but inevitably fell short . While nothing was bad, or even "below par" it wasnt the superior experience (food, service, ambience) that it purports to be... better choices are around in Quebec

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OT
3.0Dined on July 27, 2017

Great ambiance. Only problem, ordered rainbow trout and was served salmon. Waiter tried to tell me 3 times that it was trout when clearly it was not.... Waiter did nothing and I kick myself for not asking for manager.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Increíble lugar pero nos tocó muy mal servicio desafortunadamente...

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OT
4.0Dined on July 20, 2017

Very elegant with a nice view. Good food but definely pricy

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JA
4.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Nous nous sommes réconciliés avec ce restaurant grâce à la cuisine créative et délicieuse de Modat et le service qui était franchement décontracté, efficace et professionnel. Bémol pour l accord vins/ mets qui était tout à fait à point, mais un peu cher pour la qualité des vins offerts.

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